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Jun 28, 2016
This week’s theme
Color words derived from animals

This week’s words
vermeil
teal

teal duck
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teal

PRONUNCIATION:
(teel)

MEANING:
noun: 1. Any of the various species of small dabbling ducks. 2. Greenish blue color.
adjective: Of greenish blue color.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English tele. The color is named after the patches of this shade on the teal. Earliest documented use: 1314.

USAGE:
“My particular favourite combination is with a soft dull teal, which is almost grey, but warmed through with blue-green.”
Tickled Pink; The Dover Express (Dover, UK); Jun 16, 2016.

See more usage examples of teal in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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